Saturday, 16 June 2012

Surf's up...?

Summer. Ours is a bit of a washout don't you think? I'm not giving up just yet though! After all, it isn't officially summer in terms of meteorology. Though there's 5 days until the real summer is due...and it sounds like storms a brewin' out there...

Anyway, speaking of washout my most recent purchase is a water themed T-shirt* which I adore! I don't have one particular style, however if I feel like having a relaxed day a menswear T is the perfect solution. The super light, fine and breathable cotton makes it perfect for warmer climes. Moving on to the print - I'm sure the designers drew inspiration from, coincidentally, one of my favourite pieces of art by Hokusai**. The tips of the waves look like claws about to swoop down and swallow the rowers while Mt Fuji is looking at the scene from afar with a kind of stoicism and powerlessness. I recently found a digital print by Kozyndan*** who, it seems, were also inspired by the Japanese artist. This one doesn't looks as menacing with the cuteness of surfer bunnies! 

As for my T, these waves looks like fluffy marshmallow clouds so it feels extra comfy to wear! Teamed with a handmade necklace from Brazil, and as for bottoms - skinny black jeans? Cut-off shorts? Depends how I feel. On Field Day Festival I went for a Japanesey look and wore a navy blue silk mini skirt with pleats and a monkey print. All in all - a fine purchase!

* Menswear T-shirt @Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

pastel polka dot tights...?

Before I embark on this blogging journey, I feel like I need to explain why this blog is called pastel polka dot tights and what it's going to be all about.

The former is really quite simple: they are my favourite pair of tights that I bought while I was living in Japan. I haven't seen or found anything like them yet in London (I'll be sure to let you know if I do). I've been told that from afar it makes my legs look a bit dodgy/blotchy, but upon closer inspection and with a sigh of relief - no, she doesn't have a skin condition, just sprinkles of pretty pastel polka dots over her legs. I loved them even more after discovering the polka dots have been woven in with thread, and not just painted on (which doesn't even look good in the pack let alone on your legs after being stretched and distorted horrendously. Know what I mean?).

The latter - it's going to be about... I couldn't really give you a straight answer. I suppose I just want to share some of the things I love such as fashion, food/cakes, art/photography and so forth. As the saying goes, "sharing's caring!"

P>S>> I came up with the name of this blog and am writing this post in my current concussed state after being knocked unconscious/jumped by a dude WWF style at Field Day Festival. Not too shabby, I hope?